Monthly Archive: May 2012

13 May

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The Greek inferno: First the unravelling, then the rupture

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SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras at a pre-election rally in Athens

Read mainstream accounts of the massive electoral realignment in Greece and you notice a strange use of terminology. The pro-austerity parties — especially conservative New Democracy and centre-Left PASOK — are called “pro-bailout” and “moderate”, while the parties that oppose austerity are called “extremist” and “hard-line”. And there’s a tendency to portray the rise of new […]

10 May

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A Dangerous Method: Cronenberg, psychoanalysis and science

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David Cronenberg

Film review cross-posted from our Overland blog. A lot has been written about David Cronenberg’s masterful A Dangerous Method (2011) in terms of what it tells us about the strengths and weaknesses of the psychoanalytic movement, about the growing conflict and eventual rupture between Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), and about […]

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08 May

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The moment has passed: Megalogenis & the twilight of the reform agenda

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Today, I’ll be reviewing George Megalogenis’ book, The Australian Moment, for you*. It is notable for two things. Firstly, it is hymn to Australia’s class war from above reform era of the 1980s and 90s — but tinged also with regret that since about 1993 the political class has lost the will to fight the good […]

08 May

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The moment has passed: Megalogenis & the twilight of the reform agenda

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george-megalogenis-with-julia

Today, I’ll be reviewing George Megalogenis’ book, The Australian Moment, for you*. It is notable for two things. Firstly, it is hymn to Australia’s class war from above reform era of the 1980s and 90s — but tinged also with regret that since about 1993 the political class has lost the will to fight the good […]